Executive Vice President
John Dalton is Executive Vice President of Wood Group Mustang. He has 37 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and has held executive staff and operations management positions in all aspects of engineering, procurement, and construction. He is a graduate of University of Houston with a BS in Business and MS in Construction Management.
At Wood Group Mustang, he is responsible for all project delivery services including Engineering, Procurement, Project Controls and Construction Services. He is also responsible for two global business units - Process Plants & Industrial and Automation and Control. Under his direction are the company's four regions — Canada, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/N. Africa/Middle East/India.
As part of his responsibilities in the international arena, he is a board member for a joint venture company in Saudi Arabia and is a member of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council.
Dalton is a 25-year member of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and served as Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2009. He has led an industry-wide initiative to better link industry and academia. The emphasis has been to work with universities in revising their curriculum to meet industry needs, including the use of CII Best Practices and other project related and communication classes within the curriculum.
In addition, to his extensive participation with CII, John has been an active participant of Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) for over 25 years. He served on the Executive Board for four years and is a Past Chairman (2006). Dalton also initiated the Future Leaders program that is now made up of over 200 participants from owner and contractor companies.
In July 2010, Dalton was elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) and was inducted into the Academy at its annual conference in October 2010. The NAC is a select organization made up of industry leaders whose professional career, over the years, demonstrates outstanding contribution to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry.
Dalton has been instrumental in establishing the new process & industrial construction management degree at the University of Houston. This will be the first such degree in construction management to support the Process & Industrial industry. He has a working relationship with the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), responsible for accrediting construction education programs.
Dalton has been a key contributor with several leading universities as a member of engineering and construction Advisory Boards. He is currently the Advisory Board Chair for the University of Houston, College, of Technology. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Texas A&M University, Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, University of Houston, Department of Construction Management; Past Member, University of Texas, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering; Past Board Member, Arizona State University, Leadership Advisory Council, Del E. Webb School of Construction.